This HORROR business always reminded me of Eliot's note
about Baudelaire's sneaking into Christianity by
the back door. Once he discovered that Jumping Jack Flash
really exists, he realised that the rest of the constellation
was in placeas well.

I am curious, Carrol about your, to me, dogmatic certainty
that there is no end to capitalism.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carrol Cox
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: 10/26/02 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: TWL epigraph (the thread about TWL, not capitalism)

[log in to unmask] wrote:
> In other words, TSE initially had decided to use a quite
inward-looking quote
> from Conrad ("The Horror! The Horror!"),

"Inward-looking"? Perhaps, but the carnage in the Congo was such that
"The Horror" is a violent understatement, and not inward looking at all.
Classical allusions, however, carry a tone of "it's all happened before,
nothing is new."